Don’t pity the fool, it’s delicious

20 January 2011 § 2 Comments

These little fools make an easy, quick dessert for your little and big loves this Valentines Day. As fresh berries are not in season, well not here in the icy Northeast, I used frozen berries. Anyway here is my raspberry and pear fool recipe. Don’t be alarmed by the generous serving of cream, it is winter and you need those extra calories for that snow shoveling you will be doing tomorrow.


1 cup frozen raspberries

1 pear peeled, cored and chopped

1 tbsp maple syrup

16 oz heavy cream

1/2 bar finely grated dark chocolate – I used Green & Blacks with hazelnut

In a pan bring the berries, pear and maple syrup to the boil, then simmer for about 5 minutes. Whiz up with a blender, sieve and let it cool. Whip the cream until soft peaks have formed. Put a spoonful of the fruit syrup into the bottom of each glass or pot, then add the remainder of the fruit syrup to the cream, lightly fold in. Put cream in glasses, then finish with the grated chocolate and nuts.

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